When members of Columbia Road Baptist Church in North Olmsted, Ohio first learned that Brian Mitchell, 31, was accused of raping a teenager under his charge, they were shocked.
Mitchell – a former youth pastor, volunteer, father of three and husband to a woman whose family had been in their church for several generations – was "well-liked" and clean-cut.
"The comments around here of course is trying to understand what he was thinking during it. We don't know what led him to do such a thing," Columbia Road Baptist Church Assistant Pastor, Bill Giallourakis, explained to The Christian Post in an interview Friday. more >>
More than 130 congregations located in and around the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be taking part in a sermon series titled "Explore God."
Beginning this coming Sunday, the sermon series will be tackled by congregations across denominational lines, with the series being part of an ecumenical effort to reach out to the Richmond metropolitan area's approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.
"We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. Maybe you've seen Explore God billboards around town, or you heard an ad on the radio, and you wondered what it's all about," noted a website dedicated to the sermon series outreach. more >>
Reach Records rapper Andy Mineo slams hip-hop message against marriage as he and his wife celebrate their two year anniversary.
"Last week we celebrated 2 yrs of marriage. Ppl been saying it's gonna suck when the honeymoon phase is over! Well, I haven't experienced that yet. Of course there are growing pains, but they produce love, loyalty, trust & depth," he wrote in a Facebook post.
The young emcee went on to open up about the bond he and his wife, Christina, share with one another since becoming husband and wife. more >>
A 43-year-old mother and her 25-year-old daughter accused of having an incestuous marriage were arrested in Duncan, Oklahoma, last Friday.
The illegal relationship came to light after investigators with the Department of Human Services began investigating children inside the couple's home in August. more >>
Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Tomlin is set to release a children's picture book named after his hit song "Good Good Father" in hopes of pointing children to their Heavenly Father.
The book goes on sale Oct. 4, prior to Tomlin's new album that features his single of the same name and the K-LOVE Song of the Year, "Good Good Father."
The book was written by Pat Barrett and Tomlin and is the worship leader's first book for children. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has decried Chicago's homicide rate of over 500 people killed this year alone as a "grim milestone."
In a Facebook message posted on Wednesday, the head of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reflected on the nearly 3,000 shootings that have resulted in 546 deaths this year, as reported by the Chicago Tribune and other local and national news outlets.
"This is a grim milestone. So far in 2016, more than 500 homicides have been committed in the city of Chicago. Ninety people were murdered just in August alone. One of them was a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade," wrote Graham. more >>